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NEWS: RADIO

32 Radio Stations Went Silent In 2017

32 Radio Stations Went Silent In 2017

The FCC's release of broadcast station totals from the past year has revealed that thirty-two radio stations, thirty AM and two FM, closed last year, a further sign of changing times. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 The FCC just released their totals of licensed broadcast stations for last year and some figures jumped out. There were 32 radio stations ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Music Streaming Growth vs. Music Sales Decline [CHART]

Music Streaming Growth vs. Music Sales Decline [CHART]

Music streaming has changed how people discover and consume music forever, as well as rejuvenated the recorded music industry after years of decline. But its growth came at the expense of a vital income stream for artists and labels- music sales in the form of both physical goods and paid downloads.  This chart shows dramatic the shift: The ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Spotify Has 4 Paths To Profitability, None Of The Are Good For Labels Or Artists

Spotify Has 4 Paths To Profitability, None Of The Are Good For Labels Or Artists

Spotify, which accounts for an estimated 17% of all major label revenue, has rejuvenated the music industry. But it's own revenue future is far murkier. Spotify, like its competitors, is loosing hundreds of millions each year. And while an eminent public stock listing will replenish reserves, eventually the streamer must become profitable. It is estimated that Spotify ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Qobuz To Bring Ultra Hi-Res Audio Streaming To U.S.

Qobuz To Bring Ultra Hi-Res Audio Streaming To U.S.

Spotify, Apple Music and other music streamers have been eyeing high resolution streaming music as a way to charge some users more.  While they consider following Tidal and Deezer's lead into Hi-Res, French streamer Qobuz, which calls itself “ the highest resolution music streaming service in the world,” is launching in U.S. French audio streaming service Qobuz, which ...

NEWS: CAREER

Does Your Email Newsletter Meet These 5 Important Legal Requirements?

Does Your Email Newsletter Meet These 5 Important Legal Requirements?

While it may come as surprise to some, any email newsletter you send out as a band or artist has number of legal requirements. Here we detail five such necessary elements for any above-board newsletter. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 You may not know it, but there are a number of things that are legally ...

NEWS: TRENDS

Why Digital Music (And Not Just Streaming) Is Booming

Why Digital Music (And Not Just Streaming) Is Booming

In this piece music industry vet Seth Schachner weighs in on how he's seen the music industry change over the years, and how it's managed to crawl back from the precipice of destitution thanks to the rising of digital music. Guest post by Seth Schachner from Medium Dropping into a flashy, raucous major label event at the Latin Grammys in ...

NEWS: CAREER

SoundCloud Adds Real Time Stats

SoundCloud Adds Real Time Stats

SoundCloud has added real-time updates for artist stats including plays, likes reposts, comments and more.  It is available through a new “Today” custom view on SoundCloud Pulse and on the web. With real-time updates, SoundCloud creators can now see real-time performance stats for their track, connecting them faster to the feedback of SoundCloud’s community after a new release or during ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

What's Driving The Music Business? VR, AI, Blockchain, Smart Speakers, More [Bas Grasmeyer]

What's Driving The Music Business? VR, AI, Blockchain, Smart Speakers, More [Bas Grasmeyer]

As we move forward in 2018, Bas Grasmayer takes moment to reflect on the leaps and bounds forward which music industry tech has made, and how these advances will shape major industry trends in the coming year. Guest post by Bas Grasmayer from Music Tech Future I am typing this article on my phone in an airport. Therefore this piece ...

NEWS: MUSIC INDUSTRY

Is Now Actually A Good Time To Invest In Music Royalties?

Is Now Actually A Good Time To Invest In Music Royalties?

While shelling out cash in the music industry is nothing new when it comes to purchasing merch or paying for Spotify, the idea of a more traditional investment has also been gaining traction of late. Here Cherie Hu explores the viability of investing in music royalties, and one sort of ROI one might see for doing ...

NEWS: ADVOCACY

States, Congress Battle FCC Over Net Neutrality End

States, Congress Battle FCC Over Net Neutrality End

Dozens of attorneys general filed a petition Tuesday challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s recent decision to roll back net neutrality rules. A coalition of major tech companies has also promised court action; and Congress appears ready to take action, as well. The petition, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, would block the ...